Michael Wayne joined the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in 2019 as the Associate Professor of Clarinet. In addition, Mr. Wayne is a faculty member at the National Orchestral Institute and annual coach at the New World Symphony.
Previously Mr. Wayne was a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and the Kansas City Symphony. He has held faculty positions at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Tanglewood Music Center, and has been a visiting professor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Mr. Wayne made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s clarinet concerto, Brooklyn Bridge, and subsequently recorded it for Equilibrium Records. Other recording projects include the multi Grammy Award winning Shostakovich Symphony cycle with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, recorded on Duetche Grammophone.
Mr. Wayne can be seen in numerous PBS Great Performances specials with the Boston Symphony and Pops, recorded at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. Festival performances include Grand Teton Music Festival, Verbier Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, National Orchestral Institute, Colorado Music Festival, and Hot Springs Music Festival. He is the recipient of the Paul Boylan Award (University of Michigan), Whitaker Advanced Study Grant (Music Academy of the West), Earl V. Moore Award (University of Michigan), and a Fine Arts Award (Interlochen). Mr. Wayne holds degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan, where his principal teachers were Richard Hawkins and Fred Ormand.